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About ragove

  • Birthday 04/22/1943

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    Leesburg, Virginia
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    Modeling of all types. Mainly ships, but also
    plastic aircraft.

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  1. ragove

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    Had to believe this is a card model! Beautiful
  2. Very nice. I like the stand too.
  3. I had forgotten Preston’s. I had catalogs from them also. I have an old book on rigging from Bliss still. I believe I paid about $30 for my Essex kit at Bliss in the late 60s. That was a lot of money then!
  4. ragove

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    Very nice model. Beautifully done.
  5. ragove

    MSW plastic invasion?

    Well, this site is called “Model Ship World”. I don’t see anything in those 3 words that imply what material the model ships have to be made of. ‘Nuff said. Ron Gove P.S. it doesn't say "scale model" either.
  6. I grew up in Saugus, Mass. Moved to Waltham for grad school after getting married
  7. Sheeeees Baaaack! well a relative or possibly a child. That's a 2by4 she is on (so maybe 1.5" wide)
  8. Your hull is looking great, Kurt. I built the Newsboy, 1/8" scale, back in (approximately) 1969-71. It makes a beautiful model. Living in an apartment with limited tools I simply smoothed the hull and didn't worry about matching the true lines. No one I know who would look at the model would know the difference. Alas, after 50 years and many moves she is quite damaged, and I have too many kits waiting to be built and too few years left to repair her. I purchased the kit from James Bliss in Boston. (I lived in Waltham MA at the time and was in grad school at Brandeis) Any MSW remember Bliss? They were a marine supply store and also dealt in Model Shipways Kits and some other brands. I believe they are out of business now. Ron Gove
  9. ragove


    nice model. well done!

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